Chapter 19

Ten Ways to Improve Your Cybersecurity without Spending a Fortune


Bullet Understanding that you’re a target

Bullet Protecting yourself using security software

Bullet Encrypting, backing up, and more

Not all security improvements require a large outlay of cash. In fact, many of the things you can do to greatly improve your security are free and require little effort. In this chapter, you discover ten ways you can quickly improve your cybersecurity without spending a lot of money.

Understand That You Are a Target

Tip Attitude may be the most important element of keeping yourself cyber-safe. People who believe that hackers want to breach their computers, smartphones, and other smart devices, and that criminals want to steal their data, act differently than people who do not grasp the true nature of the threat.

Internalizing today’s reality will help introduce into you a healthy level of skepticism, as well as impact your attitude and behavior around cybersecurity in numerous other positive ways — many of which you may not even consciously notice.

For example, if you believe that ...

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